TV Technical Profile: WMAH
- 19.1 - MPB /
- 19.2 - PBS Kids
- 19.3 - PBS
- Audio only: WMPN-FM "MPB Think Radio"
Near intersection of TV Tower Road and Cable Bridge Road southeast
of Wiggins. Co-located with WMAH-FM.
- Power (ERP):
- 540 kW
- Height Above
Average Terrain (HAAT):
- 1,563 feet
- 41 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
Facebook for Mississippi Public Broadcasting, which covers both
radio and TV.
- The original
analog version of this station came on in January of 1972 on channel
19, with a directional antenna that restricted coverage to the
northwest and southwest, ostensibly because those areas were served
by the Jackson MPB station and WYES out of New Orleans,
respectively. WMAH-DT signed in April 2003 at 150 kW, using
the same directional pattern as the analog broadcast used. The
current facility came online sometime in the spring of 2011,
employing higher power and a non-directional antenna for better
coverage of the entire Mississippi Gulf coast. The digital station originally
carried just PBS in SD, HD and PBS Create, but added an audio feed of
MPB Think Radio to the -.4 subchannel sometime in either 2014 or
2015. On 12 December 2016 the MPB network of stations dropped
the SD version of PBS and moved the HD to the -.1 space, making room
for PBS Kids, which was said to debut sometime in the first quarter of